Steppe & Gobi Discovery

11 nights 12 days trip

Day 1- National  museum of Mongolia,Chinggis square, Chinggis museum

Arrival at the airport, meeting with our driver. Transfer to your hotel, settling in, and rest.

Appointment at your hotel with your guide He will take you in the restaurant of your choice

Let’s immerse ourselves in the heart of the Mongolian history, in the wonderful National History Museum. Three floors of a rich, glorious, violent and noble past, from prehistory to Soviet period, including the creation of the great Mongolian Empire by Genghis Khan.

Walk in the center of Ulan-Bator. Discovery of Chinggis Khan Square and the House of Parliament.

Mongolian traditional show at Tumen Ekh: folkloric dances, contortion, and of course khoomi, the overtone singing

Day 2-,Baga gazriin chuluu (Baga gazar stone)

Early in the morning we will drive to visit Baga gazar stone.You will see beautiful and wonderful stone massif and wild sheep. In the 19th century, two respected lamas lived here, and we still can see their inscriptions in the rock. According to the legend, Genghis Khan too is supposed to have lived in this wonderful area where it’s pleasant to walk.Overnight in the tourist camp.

Day 3- Tsagaan suvarga-White stupa

We travel in one of the emptiest areas of Mongolia. Between rock desert and semi-arid steppes, we reach the white stupa, Tsagaan Suvarga. For centuries, this 30-meters  high, abrupt, stupa-shaped mountain, is honored by the Mongolians. The traveler will be surprised by the sumptuous lunar landscapes that evoke the end of the world, and by the many fossils. This area was totally covered by the sea a few million years ago.Overnight in the tourist camp.

Day4- Yoliin am-Canyon of Yol

Hiking in the canyon of Yol, the bearded vultures canyon. We will walk in the bottom of the canyon that is covered with perpetual snow. The canyon is so steep-sided, that sun rays make the ice melt only in August. The rest of the year, there’s ice everywhere in the canyon.Overnight in the tourist camp.

Day 5- Khongor sand dunes

Khongor sand dunes are 130km from Canyon of Yol. Khongor sand dunes are the most important sand mass of Gobi Gurvan Saïkhan National Park. Its area is more than 900 square kilometers. It’s one of the largest sandy areas of Mongolia.Overnight in the tourist camp.

Day 6-Bayan zag-Red Cliff/Flaming cliff

Visit of the cliffs of Bayanzag, today best known as “flaming cliffs”, owing to their ochre red color, where is located the “cemetery of dragons”. The cliffs and the saxaul forests that surround them are the evidence of the time when Earth was still inhabited by huge creatures : dinosaurs. Paleontologist Roy Andrews Chapman was the first man to discover in 1922 some bones and eggs of dinosaurs that we can see today in the Natural History Museum of Ulan Bator and in other museums in the world.Overnight in the tourist camp.

Day 7- Ongi Monastery

West Saikhan Ovoo, some mountains located along the Ongi River, are the perfect place to rest between Northwest of Mongolia and Gobi Desert. In the bends of the river, we can see the ruins of two monasteries, Barlim Monastery on the Northern bank, Khutagt Monastery on the Southern bank.Let’s discover this site, best known as Ong lamasery, and the museum. In 1937, the Soviets almost completely destroyed the homes and monasteries where one thousand lamas were living. In 2002, some lamas came back and began to rebuilt the monastery, with few resources but much enthusiasm.Overnight in the tourist camp.

Day 8- Kharkhorin-Erdenezuu monastery

After breakfast we will drive to Kharkhorin city.Visit of Erdene Zuu Monastery, built in 1586 by a nomad prince. The Chinese and Tibetan-inspired buildings are surrounded with 108 sacred stupas. Visit of the Museum of Kharkhorin.Overnight in the tourist camp.

Day 9-Tsenkher hot springs

There are in Arkhangai many old volcanos, which explains the presence of this hot water source that flows all year long at 1860 metres  above the sea level in the sum of Tsenkher. The water is at 85,5°C. Tsenkher hot springs, where you can lounge in the hot springs of the camp.Overnight in the tourist camp.

Day 10-Taikhar rock- Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur Natural Park

Taikhar Rock is one of the tourist attractions when travelling to Arkhangai province. This big 20-meters (66 feet) high rock stands on a bank of Khoid Tamir River in Ikhtamir Soum. It’s covered with 150 writings in many different languages and dating back from many different periods (runic, Sogd, Uyghur, Mongolian, Nangiad, Tibetan writings).

Khorgo volcano crater is situated at an altitude of 2210m,200m wide and 100 m deep.

Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur Natural Park that is located 2060 meters above the sea level. This lake, called “the great white lake”, and its whole volcanic surroundings, are the emblematic area of the province of Arkhangai. The waters of the lake are full of fish and it’s possible to fish if you wish.Over night in the tourist camp.

Day 11-Lake Ugii

Ögii Lake  is a freshwater lake in eastern Arkhangai, in central Mongolia. The lake is known for its fish and for bird life.Overnight in the tourist camp.

Day 12-Ulanbator




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